cancer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF5chtYxYKM Dwight Baird's prostate cancer had returned after he initially received external beam radiation treatment 22 years ago. He wasn't a candidate for further radiation or surgery to remove the prostate so his options were limited. Dwight chose a new non-invasive treatment currently only being offered through clinical [...]
By uclahealth • June 29, 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8JKNFd8hXE   Barry Broughton is a successful marketing executive who has traveled the world and faced a lifetime of challenges. But few challenges would be as difficult as the diagnosis he received last year of prostate cancer. Barry's cancer was diagnosed following a test called a PSA, [...]
By uclahealth • May 18, 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vr4CZjBRnA Louise's Story - Surviving Cancer & Fulfilling Dreams Louise Cooper lives large. The 53-year-old cancer survivor has run a 135-mile race through Death Valley in July. As an adventure racer, she has rappelled down steep cliff faces, kayaked through dangerously swift river currents, crossed deserts atop a camel [...]
By uclahealth • November 3, 2008
The melanoma had spread throughout his body. It was everywhere, and none of the surgeries or chemotherapies or radiation seemed to work. So Joseph Rick planned a trip to Illinois and bought a grave plot next to his father. Once a big guy, he’d lost 165 pounds. He [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2008
Jillian Morris-Jenkins wasn’t old enough to remember when her life was forever changed. At only 2, she was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, the second most common solid tumor diagnosed in children. The cancer originated in her liver and ate three-fourths of the organ before spreading up through [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2008
At 17, Roberto Martinez knew exactly what he wanted – to become a lawyer, earn lots of money and own an expensive home and a luxury car. A great job and an impressive salary would be his ticket to the top, Martinez thought. Then he was diagnosed with [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2008
Carson Lev is the poster boy for early detection of prostate cancer. Although he was a regular at the annual Cruisin’ For A Cure car show, which raises money for research at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, he avoided the free, on-site prostate cancer screening tests offered to [...]
By uclahealth • October 1, 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C6CAcfwius   Living Life After Cancer (U Magazine) For survivors, cancer and its aftermath forever remain a part of their lives. Brad Zebrack beat Hodgkin's lymphoma 20 years ago but he's never felt that the cancer ever really left him. It took a year after he finished [...]
By uclahealth • December 13, 2007
For Brad Zebrack, a diagnosis of cancer changed the course of his life. The 25-year-old UCLA graduate who wanted to be a middle school teacher returned to school to earn master’s and doctoral degrees and now studies the impact of cancer on families and young adults. Rendered sterile by the harsh [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2007
Kevin Williams thought cancer was something that happened to other people. At 35, he thought he was too young to get cancer. He felt great, was active, and lived a healthy lifestyle. Cancer, he thought, couldn’t happen to him. He was wrong. At 35, Williams, a [...]
By uclahealth • November 1, 2007